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Penrose Common Rec Site

6 Reviews

About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

Penrose Commons Recreation Area offers a warm, arid climate among pinon and juniper woodlands. The best time to visit is September through May when temperatures are comfortable and the snowy peaks of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range are visible in the distance. With 30 miles of motorized trail,…

Fee Info

No Fee but OHV permit/ registration is required. Out of state residents are required to retain a Non-resident registration.

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Dispersed


For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Fires


6 Reviews of Penrose Common Rec Site

Ratings Breakdown

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Izzy T.
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2022

Delightful af

Road in is rough, but manageable with a high clearance vehicle. Plenty of space to spread out. Popular with those ATV things. Pit toilet, no trash. Not many trees, but a great view of the surrounding area. T-mobile service was good enough to get some work and school done. Close enough to groceries…

Month of VisitMay
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 16, 2022

Total boondocking.

Dispersed camping on BLM land. Looks like some "permanent" residents out here. Dirty firepit and one trash pile encountered- cleaned these w/o much work, overall not much litter. Hot, dusty, cacti, cedar trees- kind of a cool Great American Desert experience. Pit toilets are present at the…

  • lunar eclipse
Sitedispersed, no "sites"
Month of VisitJune
Abby M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2021

Good for a few nights

Stayed here 2 nights and it was very quiet. There’s lots of trails in the area (OHV) but other than that, not much else to do. There is a clean vault toilet at the entrance, no trash services. Plenty of spots as you keep driving up the hill. It’s very Rocky but if you take it slow, shouldn’t have…

Month of VisitNovember


Penrose Common Rec Site is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground


Located: 10 miles east of Cañon City, Colorado, off of CO Hwy 115. From US Hwy 50 turn north on CO Hwy 115 at Penrose, drive 2.3 miles; turn west (left if coming from the south) on 3rd Street (CR 123, look for Brush Hollow reservoir sign), and drive for 0.3 miles; turn north (right) on E Street (CR 127) and drive 3 miles to the parking area.


38.49102086 N
105.03179028 W

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